1. Kayvon Thibodeaux
After a modest rookie season, Thibodeaux broke out into borderline stardom in 2023. While the consistency wasn't there for him to be a Pro Bowler, the numbers show that Thibodeaux had an incredible sophomore season and he is ready to build off of it in 2024.
In 17 games, Thibodeaux racked up 50 combined tackles, 11.5 sacks, and 44 pressures. Unfortunately for Thibs, Martindale definitely held him back a bit from what could have been a truly elite season. While some of Thibodeaux's issues certainly fall back on him, there was truly no reason for him to have played 84 coverage snaps in '23.
We've already mentioned what Bowen can do to young pass-rushers and Ojulari's potential under him. Considering how much better Thibodeaux has been than Ojulari, we can only imagine how much his ceiling could rise with Bowen coaching him.
At the very least, we're sure Bowen won't continue to play Thibodeaux in coverage, which is best for both him and the defense. The Giants need more consistent pass-rushers around guys like Lawrence and we're hopeful that Bowen can help deliver that from within.